Real illegal street racers were used for the Fast and Furious movies
Rob Cohen visited real illegal street races and hired 200 actual illegal street racers for the initial racing scenes.
The Hulk is green because of a printer glitch
Imagining Hulk in a different color seems impossible, but initially, Stan Lee pictured Hulk as a gray giant. The printer made a mistake and accidentally printed the Hulk green. Stan Lee loved it so much they decided to keep it.
Robert De Niro paid to get his teeth messed up for his role in Cape Fear
Robert De Niro paid a dentist $5,000 to deform his teeth, and then paid $20,000 to fix them after he finished the movie.
Real squirrels were used in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Tim Burton took 40 real squirrels and taught them to do their own tricks.
The fight scene in Skyfall was shot on a real moving train
Daniel Craig decided to shoot this scene by himself instead of using a stunt. He shot the scene on the roof of an actual moving train. A real James Bond!
One minute of The Nightmare Before Christmas took an entire week to film
This stop-motion musical contained 24 frames to a second. This consisted of about 110,000 frames in one minute which took a week to film; the movie took three years to fully complete.
Chewbcca was inspired by George Lucas’ dog
George Lucas owned an Alaskan Malamute named Indiana. This dog was the inspiration for the character of Chewbacca.
CGI was used to recreate Paul Walker in Fast and Furious 7 after his death
Sadly, the actor playing Brian O’Conner suffered a car accident and died during the making of Fast and Furious 7. The team behind the movie decided to use CGI (special effects) to recreate him for the final scenes.
The magic of the cinema truly never stops surprising us.